Abertillery Onshore Wind Farm
Abertillery Onshore Wind Farm

In development | Onshore Wind Farm


Project History

RWE is exploring the potential for a wind farm to the east of the town of Abertillery, and to the west of the town of Abersychan. The site is located in both Torfaen County Borough Council and Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Wales.

The proposal is a six turbine wind farm with a maximum tip height of up to 200m. The potential electricity generated would be the equivalent to the needs of 42,000* UK homes - a number similar to the total number of households in Torfaen itself.

Since launching its proposals, RWE has worked closely with the community and undertaken extensive consultation. This included a three-week informal consultation between the 28th February and the 21st March. We’ve carried out extensive assessments and surveys at the site, held discussions with interested parties, conducted an informal public consultation and gathered a huge amount of valuable information.

Status: In development


*It is estimated that the average annual generation expected at the site could be equivalent to the approximate domestic needs of around 42,000 average UK households. Energy predicted to be generated by the proposal is derived using wind speeds monitored in the local area and correlating to longer term historical weather data using meteorological models seeded with data obtained from satellite, surface based and airborne measurement systems. The calculations are based on an installed capacity of 36 MW. Calculation based on 2021 generation, and assuming average (mean) annual household consumption of 3,509 kWh, based on latest statistics from Department of Energy Security and Net Zero (Subnational Electricity and Gas Consumption Statistics Regional and Local Authority, Great Britain, 2021, Mean domestic electricity consumption (kWh per meter) by country/region, Great Britain, 2021) 

Pre-application Consultation

We conducted the statutory formal Pre-application Consultation on our plans for Abertillery Wind Farm from 19th October to 4th December 2023.

You can find all of the planning documents that we consulted on

Facts & figures

circa 00 MW

Installed capacity

Up to 00

wind turbines

00 m

Maximum height to blade tip

Virtual Exhibition

Visit our virtual exhibition to view information about the project, watch the project manager’s video, and view maps and photomontages.

Public Exhibitions

We held three public drop-in exhibitions throughout the consultation period where residents could view the planning documents, speak to the team and provide feedback.

The draft Non-Technical Summary of the draft Environmental Statement was available to view at Abertillery Library, Blaenavon Library and Pontypool Library.

The project team can be contacted with questions and feedback by email abertillery@rwe.com and telephone 01495 360850.

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* The picture on top is an example of Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm *

Abertillery onshore wind farm

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Our project team is looking forward to your inquieries and questions.